Will Ferrell Also Brings Vague Hopes of 'Zoolander 2' Still Happening

September 15, 2014
Source: JoBlo


Following word from writer, director and actor Justin Theroux ("The Leftovers") that Zoolander 2 was still a possibility, one of the other stars of the original film has echoed his sentiments. Will Ferrell had a brief chat with JoBlo and was asked about the comedy sequel and whether or not his wild, fashion icon character and villain Mugatu would return. Way back in 2009, Ben Stiller didn't mention him as one of the returning characters, but changed his mind in 2010, and Ferrell says, "We are actually supposed to do a read-through of a sequel script soon, and Mugatu is a part of it." But that's all that was said for the time being. Read on!

Ferrell was one of the best parts of the original film, and it would be a shame for him not to return, especially since he's become such a bigger star in the past 13 years. Of course, we've been hearing about Zoolander 2 for years now, and it has yet to get off the ground. This sequel was one of two troubled sequels that seemed stalled indefinitely at Paramount Pictures, but now that Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues made it in front of cameras and into theaters, it's time for Derek Zoolander to make a return to the walkway. After all, if Dumb & Dumber Too can come together after 20 years, there's still hope for Zoolander.

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  • Stephen Ritchie
    Anchorman 2 was a failure and Dumb and Dumber Too was simply a dumb idea considering the first film was a huge box office failure on top of failing critically so we already know the sequel is going to bomb too (PS Dumb and Dumber sucks). So what is the point of Zoolander 2 again? Just come up with more original ideas okay instead of trying to leech off another, never works now cause people know your strategy and they don't buy into it anymore.
    • Alex Williams
      thanks for your incredible insight into the world of filmmaking and box office finance. I'm excited for your book launch
      • Stephen Ritchie
        Lemme tell yah something right now, I have directed before professionally so I know my stuff in the film industry. Look I may not be a big name director but I've done a few TV shows I won't name but they are or were seriously popular. And let me tell yah, it was easier to steal ideas back then compared to today when everyone has the same idea and now they can accuse you of copying off it even if it did originally come from you. Oh know yah know they would just slap a suit on yah to try and get some.
        • Jon Odishaw
          You keep using that word, I don't think it means what yah think it means.
          • ColtNoir
            lol. I'm reading "yah" in Dr Evil's voice
          • Stephen Ritchie
            When I was directing episodes of TV shows yah was a term used as cut meaning OK next scene. It would be take one then YAH and the next take then YAH. It meant Your Altered Hut, Altered as in different take and Hut as in huddle a formation of sorts. We just shouted out YAH and it stuck with me every since.
          • Alex Williams
            Thats weird because I say Yah when I want to say words like Yes, or Yeah, or other variations of the opposite of No. You must be a professional with terms like that.
    • Jon Odishaw
      Anchorman 2 was not a failure, was it as good as the first? probably not but I really enjoyed it. what is the point of zoolander two? two things. to make money and to make people laugh, they arent trying to win oscars.
      • Stephen Ritchie
        Oh yah if Anchorman 2 wasn't a failure how about you explain why they decided to scrap all their plans for a sequel. Yah don't know anything dude it was a failure get over it.
        • Jon Odishaw
          It took ten years to get one sequel going. Why? Because back when the first one was made three of the four anchormen weren't A listers. There never any certainty of a third One so saying it's scrapped is excessive.
          • Stephen Ritchie
            I'll just copy and paste this quote from Adam McKay (You can search it on google if think I typed this out myself). "It’s done. I think that’s it. It was great to do it and it was so fun to work with those guys again, but I think that’s it for Ron Burgundy [...] No, that’s the last sequel we’re gonna do. There’s nothing more fun to me than new characters and a new world. And now we’re releasing this alt version, we’re totally satisfied. No Anchorman 3, plans for another scrapped and in the garbage."
      • Brian Sleider
        You may not call it a failure, but I have never seen anyone call it a success either.
        • Jon Odishaw
          Made 180 mil from 50 so while it wasn't a home run I would still call it a success.
      • DAVIDPD
        Jon, I feel for you. This dude obviously is just a contrarian.
    • ColtNoir
      nice opinion..but that's all it is remember? yours matters as much as anyone elses
      • Brian Sleider
        Thanks for the vocab lesson.
        • ColtNoir
          Hey, stfu. once again, your opinion as well means absolute jack. don't like? don't watch it. but you love to whine about things so you'll see it anyways.
          • Brian Sleider
            Well now isn't that an intelligent response.
          • ColtNoir
            Sure is, buddy.
    • Brian Sleider
      Because people are dumb animals. They will flock to what is familiar. Why this would get made is beyond me though. Zoolander was never that popular like niche cult status. Not even full cult. I say this as a guy who owns the DvD and loves the movie. A sequel is just a tacit admission by those involved that they have run out of ideas and are content to milk mildly successful movies from the past. How long until we see Old School 2?
      • Alex Williams
        Or it's "hey this movie made money. let's do it again". not everything is some deep, complicated result of a lack of creativity. "People are dumb animals". Hilarious. How about "People watch movies." But I should listen to your words, after all, you own the DVD which in turn means you know it's exact cult status.
        • Brian Sleider
          Oh look an example of my opening line.
          • Alex Williams
            Oh look, someone who has no original thought of his own except for the preachy bullshit that thousands of people say these days. "People are dumb animals". You're like a caricature of a critic. It's fun reading your posts :)
          • Brian Sleider
            Please do tell me more.
  • Quynh Truong
    that picture is too funny, hope it gets made




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